Yang Xing is a PhD student in Chinese Buddhism. He is interested in Buddhist exegetical and taxonomic writings in late imperial China. In particular, he wants to focus on commentaries on Confucian classics by Buddhist monks and investigate the contribution of Buddhist hermeneutics to Confucian commentarial tradition, late imperial transformations of Buddhist taxonomy, and Buddhist-Confucian philosophical discourse. Yang received his BA in Philosophy from Emory University (2017) and MA in Religion from Columbia (2020). Besides his research, Yang is also a practitioner of Chan Buddhism and has been trained by several eminent Chan Laoshis in China.